While it's unconfirmed that the boxes actually contained iPads, a Walmart spokesperson did confirm that the company was not impressed or amused by the video.
"We've seen the video of several night-shift associates destroying merchandise in the back of one of our stores in August and, as anyone can imagine, it made us wince. We are also embarrassed.
"Since this unfortunate incident, we haven't received any returns of this merchandise. We stand behind our merchandise, and our associates work very hard to take proper care and handling of the products we put on our shelves."
In other words, as far as Walmart is aware of, none of the iPads in the boxes were damaged or returned as such. Of course, we might want to look carefully at our iPad if we recently bought one from the store in Pikeville, Ky.
Especially when one considers the boxes were not just tossed around, but even spiked -- like a football by a TD-scoring wide receiver -- to the floor.
According to the (embedded) video's original submitter on Reddit, the employees have been fired and have been prosecuted, but while the Walmart spokesperson confirmed that the employees in the August video were fired, there's no indication that any legal action will be taken against them.